Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project
Abstract: This thesis explores the core components of resilience for United States Navy Chaplains that provide the framework for coping with the stress and potential trauma that is inherent in military ministry. These are explored with a focus on the unique aspect of the Christian faith and its influence on resilience. Through a study of the demands of the chaplaincy and the various resources, a training and mentoring tool has been developed that utilizes a formula called the "Resilience Quotient." This formula is not diagnostic, but provides a self-assessment snapshot of the individual chaplain's level of resilience.